Tag Archives: Wading Birds

Great Blue Heron Working The Nest

A Great Blue Heron took a few moments to rearrange some nest material.

Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest
Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest

It was rather breezy, making his feathers dance.

Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest
Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest

This nest looks pretty sturdy and ready for a new family. I’ve seen nesting activity and some mating going on, but no sign any eggs have been laid yet in the easily seen nest sites.

Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest
Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
January 24, 2023

Another Great Blue Heron Getting Lunch

Actually just a snack or appetizer for this one.

Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack
Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack

And with lots of patience–I was about to move on when finally…

Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack
Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack

he pounced!

Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack
Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack

Look close, yes he had success.

Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack
Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack

Then carried it to shore before swallowing, taking no risk of losing it back in the green depths.

Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack
Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
January 9, 2023

White Ibis Feeding

A flock of 10 or 12 White Ibis were feeding at the edge of a pond that is tangled with fallen brush and vegetation.

White Ibis
White Ibis

They crisscrossed a small open area of water, poking under all sorts of debris.

White Ibis
White Ibis

They move in random patterns when they are eating, two together quickly separate on their own food pursuit.

White Ibis
White Ibis

A pause to scratch.

White Ibis
White Ibis

The darker Ibis on the left is a juvenile, they slowly turn white over their first year.

White Ibis
White Ibis

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
December 16, 2022